Skip to main content
4:30 am
thl morning on irl today, feeling the heat. is there any relief in sight? fiscal fight, a warning from president obama as the clock ticks down on the debt default deadline. and a loss to remember. astronauts complete the final sfas walk of the american shuttle era. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a summer scorcher. dangerously high levels of heat and humidity have a large
4:31 am
portion of the country in a chokehold this morning as the mercury hits record highs in the northeast and heat advisories remain in effect for several days. residents are wondering when the brutal heat wave will pass. nbc's jay gray has more. >> reporter: the blazing summer sun is delivering heat and havoc across the country right now. the national weather service is advising of a heat advisory including ten states in the south and midwest. >> this is some oppressive and dangerous heat. >> reporter: dangerous and deadly. a 51-year-old illinois man suffered a fatal heatstroke. they say his air conditioner was broken. hundreds lined up in oklahoma looking for help with their electric bills and a little bit of heat. >> we have fans. hot air blowing in.
4:32 am
>> reporter: hot area that's been in the area for 14 straight days now and forecasters say will linger for at least another week. >> what we have is a gigantic easy bake oven that we're living in right now. >> reporter: while new york is sizzling, the city plans to open 450 cooling centers. from ice cream to fountains and swimming pools. people across the country looking for any way. to beat the heat. jay gray, nbc news. meanwhile in washington pressure is mounting for president obama and congressional leaders to come up with a solution to the nation's nagging debt problems before an august 2nd default deadline. driving home that point, the president suggested yesterday that if a deal is not done, social security checks scheduled to go out next month could be in jeopardy. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us live from washington with more on this.
4:33 am
kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. yeah, the heat is on in washington in a couple of ways. this will be the fourth straight day of talks between congressional leadersen and the president and still no agreement that despite that dire warning by the president that social security veterans and did ability checks, some 70 million checks may not go out if there's no agreement reached by the august deadline. house speaker john boehner called that a veiled threat and he said that's the president's problem. mitch mcconnell thought to make it really the president's problem putting burden on president obama, allowing him to raise the debt ceiling but only through 2012 when republicans hope to defeat him in the presidential election. mcconnell says he doesn't think any kind of deal will be reached with this president in office, that as the two sides get ready to meet again this afternoon at 4:00 today. >> thank you. and now here's a look at
4:34 am
some other stories making news early today in america. a water main break in oklahoma city soaked city streets tuesday morning. the geyser shot water 40 feet into the air dousing areas. the area has recently been inundated with ruptures. officials believe five are the result of shifting soil caused by dry weather conditions. a high-speed chase in los angeles ended with one driver taking a tumble. police began their pursuit of the suv after spotting the vehicle on the road without its headlights on. after several refusals to pull over, police clipped the suv causing it to roll on its roof. the male driver was finally arre arrested. finally in chicago, the windy city is showing a little leg. it's part of the grand yoes display of the american pop culture that will detect the famous subway great scene from the marilyn monroe film, "the seven-year itch."
4:35 am
the 26-foot structure will be unveiled on friday and stand through spring, 2012. >> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's bill karins. he has your national weather forecast. a lot of people are hoping to say relief in sight somewhere. >> for some of us. not all. we'll get to that. good morning out there. what we're dealing with today is a little bit of relief, but also still a lot of heat. as far as what we're dealing with currently, the worth of it yesterday was definitely kentucky down through the tennessee area, nashville, louisville, paducah, kentucky, owensville, kentucky was one of the hottest. we had a couple of 90s. a couple hundreds. dallas was 102. today, the cold front has sunk a little further to the south. now the heat advisories are down through georgia, south carolina, north carolina through the coast, also back from memphis to oklahoma city and the tulsa and dallas area. we're getting a little bit of relief today. it's still warm but it's not
4:36 am
going be the oppressive humidity. those have dropped a little bit today. for today, 89. south of that front, we're still very hot, near a hundred, and it's still very humid. that's where the heat index will will be about a hundred through the clarence back down through the areas of texas. south of st. louis and south of interstate 44, a lot of flash flood warnings there and later today we'll see a lot of pop-up storms in the southeast. that's a look at the national forecast. here's a look at the weather outside your window. in boston today it's only about a 30% chance of an afternoon storm. in the rally area, same thing. most of your days will be dry. still very hot in areas like houston, near 100. i'd love to say the rest of the country is going to cool off toward the weekend. it's only going to get hotter in the heartland. >> bill, thank so much. spooks investors, the trade
4:37 am
gap winds and news korns next step, your news headlines are coming up. it's turning out to be a bad year for megan fox. home runs, great defense, and a crazy slide at the all-star game. you're watching "early today."
4:38 am
4:39 am
good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. in the latest fallout from a widening phone scandal, england is urging rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and long with his son have been summoned toe appear before lawmakers to testify. here at home one member of congress is calling for him to be investigated to see if he's been involved in hacking victims
4:40 am
of 9/11. time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is shortly out of supply. meanwhile gadhafi's aides have hinted that the leader is ready to step down. it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed pneumonia pipe from the international space staigs. in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those to pay former respects to former first lady betty ford. a second service will be held in michigan tomorrow. sad news to report tomorrow. tv legend sherwood schwartz creator of gill gands island and brady bunch has died. he's 90 years old. >> yus government research shows
4:41 am
that men diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die from the disease than women. the reason, the study's leading investigator says men are at higher risk due to their exposure to carcinogens and men are more likely to have advanced cancer by the time it's diagnosed. for more information on this and other stories you can check out the health page on and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,446 after losing 58 points yez. the s&p dipped 5 point. the nasdaq fell 206789 taking a look at overas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei was up 37 points while in hong kong the hang seng rose 263. stocks slid for a third day in a row tuesday ore europe's fiscal woes. a potential default by italy was
4:42 am
the day's major concern, but a successful sale of new government bonds and austerity pla plans helped ease fears. and finance ministers hinted they were open to buying troubled greek bonds signaled they have not ruled out a greek default. in may the u.s. trade gap widened to its highest level in nearly 3 years. stocks bounced brieferly after minutes from a meeting showed some officials unofficially suggested the possibility of more stimulus moves. by late in the day moody's cut ireland's credit rating to junk status. techs tumbled from chip makers. microchip technology plunged 12%. novell lis dropped. news corp rose after it said i
4:43 am
would buy back $5 million of its own stock. a day after reporting earnings that met expectations alcoa fell on considers falling aluminum prices might affect this quarter. in deal news video game publisher electronic arts is buying pop cat games in a deal worth up to 1.3 million dollar and radiant systems rose 30% after saying ncr corp would buy the cop for $1.2 million. and finally the devin station caused by the earthquakes and tsunamis have reportedly made 2011 the costliest year for natural disasters ever reported to the tune of $265 billion in damages so far and it is only july. well, the mets make a big trade and shoonenagians at the
4:44 am
tour de france. plus the pads meltdown. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. that's the way to do it. your forecast during the day today, a lot of pop-up thunderstorms and the heat continues. you're watching "early today."
4:45 am
4:46 am
good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today."
4:47 am
and in sports with an eye on the bottom line the cash-strapped nets send their closer k rod packing. here's mario solis with an early look at all of your sports headlines. hi, there. good morning. the mets and the brewers were wheeling and dealing. new york-traded closer francisco rodriguez from milwaukee for a pair of players to be named later. he was in line for a $17.5 million option, something the mets wanted no part of. now the phoenix for the all-star game. the red sox adrian gonzalez flexing his muscles once again last night, giving the american league a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in fourth. who says there's no defense in all-star games. adrian beltre singles a left. he nails bautista at the plate. he gets on the board at the bottom of tinning with two on. prince fielder steps in and steps out. he needed every inch of it. the ball hits the top of the wall and bounces over senior
4:48 am
circuit up 3-1. then they turn it over to the pitching staff. dpra's team fell spiching a scoreless eight but it's the way he entered the game that's got everybody talking. sprinting out of the bull pen and sliding. prince fielder is the first brewer to be named mvp. as you probably know, derek jeter got hit number 3,000 last saturday with a home run. now the man who caught the ball could face a monumental tax bill. he gave it back in exchange for tickets and signed memorabilia. apparently all of those are taxable items unless they're considered a gift. that is up to the irs to decide, but when it comes to uncle sam, no good deed goes untaxed. and finally it was shoeless day at the tour day frens for the norwegian who had a problem with his shoe. no, it wasn't athlete's foot but thanks to the team he had it fixed without getting off his bike. he took it off and put it on at about 40 miles an hour.
4:49 am
if the shoe fit, ware it again. i'm mar yoes owe your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus honoring an army ranger who put his life on the life for his brother. you're watching "early today."
4:50 am
4:51 am
welcome back, everyone, to
4:52 am
"early today." forecastwise it's still very hot across much of the southern half of the kun trichlt still warm but not as humid. that goes for all of the ohio valley. chicago is going to have a great day, probably the best weather in the country. afternoon thunderstorms still possible in the southeast. you'll want it. it will cool you off. in dallas, dry weather and heat continues for you. even as we look toward tomorrow, not a lot changes out there. still hot in the middle of the country and gorgeous weather in new england. if you're watching us on wcsa 6 portland maine see water color paintings at modernism at midcentury at portland museum of the art. and that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. beautiful maine coast. >> you love maine. bill, thanks so much. and now here's an early look at your headlines in entertainment. first, megan fox was replaced as a love interest in "transformer 3," now george armani is
4:53 am
replacing her with singer rihanna as the face and body of emporium underwear and armani jeans. the contract with fox was reportedly worthet 2 million bucks. according to a report in the chicago sun-times, the academy of motion picture ar arts & sciences is eyeing oprah winfrey to host the next oscars. can't go wrong with oprah. apparently after last year's so-called "you young" experiment, the academy wants to play it safe and she's available. singer/songwriters jewel and rodeo champion ty murray welcome their first child in texas, a boy named case. and finally comedian managery seinfeld has a home for you. 14,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, a guesthouse, all fully furnished sitting on almost 27 acres of land. it can all be yours for only $18 million. so convenient because i happen to have $18 million sitting in a
4:54 am
bank account. $18 million, come on. >> telluride is absolutely gorges. >> it is. and the house sounds absolutely gorgeous. if you buy it, call us. we'll come visit. this comes to us from the nation's capitol where extraordinary, extraordinary heroism earned one american soldier entry into an exclusive group of patriots. sergeant leroy petry lives with a daily reminder of his sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
4:55 am
4:56 am
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on this wednesday morning. the humidity has come down since yesterday afternoon. under partly cloudy skies, 84 downtown. 74 in parkton. a warm start for us. we will stake into the low 90's with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. -- we will sneak into the low 90's. we have better news in the picture as we head towards the end of the week.
4:57 am
>> thank you. 75 degrees on tv hill. a presidential hopeful announces he will retire to focus on the campaign. >> police are still looking for a suspect in the abduction of a boy. a motive is becoming more clear. >> high-stakes debt talk continue at the white house. what a defaults can mean for millions at home. i am kate amara with the president's warning. >> a new dress code could be coming. >> we have an accident in darlington. we will update you on that. we will update you on that.
4:58 am
fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one.
4:59 am
so it's a good thing our new air wick odor detect senses thousands of odors. and automatically releases a burst of freshness... that everyone can enjoy. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara.

Early Today
NBC July 13, 2011 4:30am-5:00am EDT

News/Business. Business/financial news. New. (CC)

TOPIC FREQUENCY Lynn Berry 3, Kentucky 3, Washington 3, Dallas 3, Jack 2, Lynn 2, Texas 2, Oklahoma City 2, Maine 2, Chicago 2, Novell 1, Alcoa 1, Bautista 1, Brewers 1, Mitch Mcconnell 1, Bill Karins 1, Mcconnell 1, John Boehner 1, Kristen Dahlgren 1, Board 1
Network NBC
Duration 00:30:00
Scanned in Annapolis, MD, USA
Source Comcast Cable
Tuner Channel 78 (549 MHz)
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 528
Pixel height 480
Sponsor Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color

disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
TV Archive
on 8/15/2011